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Teaching Teachers: Macbeth
Wednesday, January 13
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Ave.)
FREE for Shakespeare Society Members*

The Shakespeare Society‘s series of professional development workshops for teachers will continue with “Teaching Macbeth.” Veteran teacher Wendy Halm-Violette will lead the full-day session that will ask participants to put themselves in their students’ shoes as they learn dynamic and creative approaches for bringing Shakespeare’s dark tragedy to life in the classroom.  Methods presented are applicable to all of Shakespeare’s plays.

*For more information and to register, please contact Jackie Tralies at (212) 967-6802.

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Week 6Completing a Competition Dress Rehearsal

Aims:  Students draw their work with their monologues to a close by participating in a dress rehearsal for the school competition, assessing and reflecting on their progress. They complete final presentations of their monologues, and each monologue presentation is assessed for a final grade.

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Week 5Workshopping the Monologues

Aims:  Hold a monologue workshop, where the students recite their complete monologues in front of each other and offer feedback to their peers; they assess their progress, benefit from seeing their classmates’ work and set personal goals for their formal presentations at the school competition rehearsal next week.

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Week 4Unpacking the Monologue’s Center

Aims:  Deepen the students’ work with the monologues and build their confidence in presenting their monologues in front of others.

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Week 3: Going in Circles: Exploring the Monologue’s Reach

Aims: Students refine their understanding of their monologues and expand their physical engagement with the text.

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Week 2: Taking the Monologue Out for a Walk

Aims:  Students continue to research the monologue and begin the physical work of putting the monologue up on its feet.

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Missed our teacher workshop and orientation on the 2016 Shakespeare Competition? Here’s a lesson plan to get you started…

Week 1: Getting to Know Monologues and the ESU National Shakespeare Competition

Aims:  Introduce students to the program, share several videos of successful monologues from the Competition, and have the students select and begin to explore their own monologues.

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